Russell Hartenberger is Professor of Music and former Dean of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. He has been a member of both percussion groups, NEXUS, and Steve Reich and Musicians since 1971. As a member of NEXUS, he has performed with leading orchestras in North America, Europe, and Asia as well as created the soundtrack for the Academy Award-winning documentary, The Man Who Skied Down Everest. The recently released NEXUS CD, Persian Songs, includes Hartenberger’s arrangements of music by Moondog and of Persian classical music with Iranian vocalist Sepideh Raissadat. With Steve Reich and Musicians, Hartenberger has recorded for ECM, DGG, and Nonesuch Records, and performed on the Grammy Award-winning recording of Music for 18 Musicians. He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Percussion and author of Performance Practice in the Music of Steve Reich. Both books are scheduled for release by Cambridge University Press in 2016.